Vacuum & Extreme Environment Stepper Products
Vacuum and Extreme Environment Stepper motors
Vacuum and Extreme Environment Stepper motors are specialized types of stepper motors designed to operate in harsh environments where other types of motors may not be suitable due to their vulnerability to environmental factors such as temperature, pressure, radiation, or vacuum.
Vacuum Stepper motors are specifically designed to operate in high vacuum conditions where standard motors cannot function due to the absence of air, which can lead to arcing and contamination of surfaces. These motors are often used in space missions, semiconductor manufacturing, and other vacuum-based applications.
Extreme Environment Stepper motors, on the other hand, are designed to operate in environments with extreme temperatures, pressures, or radiation levels that would damage conventional motors. They are commonly used in nuclear power plants, oil and gas refineries, and other industrial applications.
Advantages of Vacuum and Extreme Environment Stepper motors:
- High reliability: These motors are built to withstand harsh conditions and have a longer lifespan compared to standard motors.
- Precise control: Stepper motors provide precise control over speed and position, making them ideal for applications that require accuracy and repeatability.
- Low maintenance: Due to their rugged design and lack of wear-prone components, these motors require minimal maintenance.
Applications of Vacuum and Extreme Environment Stepper motors:
- Space exploration: Vacuum stepper motors are used in space probes, satellites, and other spacecraft that operate in a high vacuum environment.
- Semiconductor manufacturing: Vacuum stepper motors are used in semiconductor manufacturing equipment to move wafers and other delicate materials.
- Oil and gas refineries: Extreme environment stepper motors are used in oil and gas refineries to operate valves, pumps, and other equipment in high-temperature and high-pressure environments.
Frequently asked questions:
- What is the difference between a standard stepper motor and a vacuum stepper motor?
A vacuum stepper motor is specifically designed to operate in a high vacuum environment where a standard stepper motor would fail due to arcing and contamination of surfaces.
- Can vacuum stepper motors be used in a non-vacuum environment?
Yes, vacuum stepper motors can be used in a non-vacuum environment, but their performance may be affected by the presence of air.
- What is the temperature range for extreme environment stepper motors?
The temperature range for extreme environment stepper motors can vary depending on the specific motor and application, but they are designed to operate in temperatures ranging from -40°C to 200°C.
- Can extreme environment stepper motors be used in high-radiation environments?
Yes, some extreme environment stepper motors are designed to operate in high-radiation environments, such as nuclear power plants, where standard motors would be damaged.
Mclennan stock and supply a variety of High torque, highly precise Hybrid vacuum and extreme condition stepper motors, from our principal supplier Phytron. The sizes range from as small as 19mm up to the larger 126mm. These are available in high vacuum, Ultra high vacuum and Cryogenic and Space motors. All motors are completely customisable; including rear shafts, dual redundancy windings, radiation hardening, resolver feedback, thermocouples, and much more. All motors can be supplied and driven with a range of drives and controllers available from stock.
If you are interested or would like any help in choosing the right Vacuum motor for your application, please pick up the phone or email us and we will be happy to help!
Phytron's VSS stepper motors are the result of more than 30 years of experience in space technology. The specially designed two phase, hybrid stepper motors...View product
The phytron ESS stainless steel series is designed for the toughest environmental conditions. The ESS series consists of the motor sizes 45, 59, 80 and 100 ...View product
The phySPACE Stepper Motor Series is the result of more than 25 years of space heritage and over 300 phytron motors in space. The phySPACE is built to resist...View product
Phytron‘s HARSH-Environment motors are particularly suitable for challenging applications in mechanical engineering and industry. Challenging conditions are ...View product
With more than 25 years and 250 motors in space we excel in providing reliable solutions for high precision space applications: In house engineering, manufac...View product
Motors for use in vacuum should not only withstand the vacuum (no bursting of air inclusions), they must not contaminate the vacuum either. By selecting sui...View product
Motors for use in vacuum should not only withstand the vacuum (no bursting of air inclusions), they must not contaminate the vacuum either. Through ma...View product
Phytron's APS module is a compact (40 x 60 mm only!) high performance power stage perfected for driving stepper motors up to 5 A(PEAK) with 24 - 70 V(DC) for...View product
The MCC-2 LIN, phytron´s freely programmable dual axis stepper motor controller, is a compact stand-alone unit (CPU, Indexer and power stage) for 2 phase ste...View product
The ZMX+ is a plug-in stepper motor power stage for 19“ sub-racks with ServiceBus for motor currents up to 9 A PEAK. Due to improved design and greatly reduc...View product
The MCC-2, phytron´s freely programmable dual axis stepper motor controller, is a compact stand-alone unit (CPU, Indexer and power stage) for 2 phase stepper...View product
The MSX is a power stage for bipolar control of 2 phase stepper motors. The power stage is available in three power ranges with 5, 10 or 15 A PEAK maximum p...View product
The intelligent motion controllers OMC and TMC are small, simple and compact stepper motor control units for 2-phase stepper motors up to 9 APEAK phase cu...View product
The phyMOTION: free programmable multi-axes motion controller integrates high performance drive capabilities (multi-axes synchronisation and interpolation) w...View product
The SINCOS Power Stage: SINCOS is a linear stepper motor power stage particularly developed for applications which require very high step resolution, such ...View product
The power supply units SPH 240 / 500 / 1013 are used to supply e.g. stepper motor power stages or stepper motor controllers. One power supply can supply seve...View product
The MCC-1, phytron‘s freely programmable dual axis stepper motor controller, is a compact stand-alone unit for 2 phase stepper motors providing up to 3.5 A P...View product
GSP Stepper Motor Power Pack: The GSP power pack is an ’intelligent’ drive for two-phase stepper motors. The GSP vario power pack is designed for stepper...View product
The compact stepper motor power stages including supply unit are directly connected to the mains voltage 230 V (option: 115 V ). AC AC SP MINI are available ...View product
GCD MINI is an ’intelligent’ stepper motor power stage with indexer for two-phase stepper motors up to 9 APEAK. Absolute and relative motion commands can be...View product
Controlling and driving stepper motors within a modular PLC system: The 1-STEP-DRIVE technology guarantees a high-precision current adjustment and enables fi...View product
The MCD+ is a bipolar power stage for driving 2 phase stepper motors. The operation parameters - phase currents, step resolution and preferential motor dire...View product